Modi assures all support to Tamil Nadu floods


New Delhi, Dec 02: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, on flood situation in parts of the State.

Later Modi tweeted, “Spoke to Jayalalithaa ji on the flood situation in parts of Tamil Nadu.  Assured all possible support and cooperation in this unfortunate hour”

Notably, non-stop torrential rains since few days pounded several parts of Tamil Nadu and its suburbs and Puducherry triggering a deluge completely disrupting normal life as army was deployed tonight in two suburban areas to undertake rescue on a war footing.

The rains that have virtually broken a 100-year-old record with one day’s rainfall covering a month’s average also flooded areas in Vadapalani, Valasaravakkam and Nandamvakkam as nearby lakes overflowed into the city.

Airport operations in Chennai have been closed as the runway, taxiway and the aircraft bay is flooded due to rains. Many flights have been diverted to Bengaluru and as many have been cancelled as take off and landing has been called off.

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